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​Naming The Band

This song is by The Bobs and appears on the album Shut Up & Sing (1993).

My parents were wrong, they named me 'Tree'
It's probably the cruelest thing they ever did to me
I thought a long time about changin' my name
But I found a better way to deal with my shame

My buddies and me, we formed a band
We're gonna be famous, you understand?

We're lookin' for a drummer
Or someone with a van, our hair is getting longer
But the most important thing
Is naming the band, naming the band, naming the band

We studied all the pictures in metal magazine
My Lycra makes me sing real high, my mom thinks it's obscene, yeah
We've got our own equipment and a great rehearsal space
Now, all we need's a heavy name to throw in your face

My buddies and me, we formed a band
We're gonna be famous that's what we've planned

We're still lookin' for a drummer
Or someone with a van, our hair is getting longer
But the most important thing
Is naming the band, naming the band, naming the band

We were gonna call ourselves Elvis, Hitler
But somebody beat us to the punch
Maybe we should be the Butthole Surfers

Or how 'bout Chuck 'n Lunch
Names with meaning and attitude aren't easy to find
So we're hanging out asking each other, "How about?"

We should be writing tunes and learning where to stand
Instead we're spending all our time doing nothing, nothing, nothing
But naming the band, naming the band, naming the band
Band, naming the band

Written by:

Gunnar Madsen; Joe Finetti; Richard Greene